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This task will describe three examples of food contamination and explain the safe practises when preparing, cooking and serving

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UNIT 11, Task 3, group 1 This task will describe three examples of food contamination and explain the safe practises when preparing, cooking and serving and will describe one effect of unsafe practises. 1. Describe at least three types of food contamination. 2. Identify at least one effect of unsafe practices. 3. Explain safe practise when preparing, cooking and serving food. This must include hygiene control, temperature control and pest control measures. Give 7 top tips. Food contamination is when something makes the food inedible or can cause illness when consumed. There are few examples on what contamination can be: - Biological such as bacteria, parasites, viruses - Chemical such as cleaners, sanitizers, additives - Physical such as glass, metal Protection against infection - Limit the time food storage at room temperature to a minimum - Cover the containers with food where possible - Wash and disinfect all surfaces that come Into direct contact with food - Limit your hands touching the food to a minimum - At all stages of production and distribution of store raw food and cooked separately - Separate the equipment for the processing of raw materials and finished products for consumption - Wash your hands before starting ...read more.


Service users in this case would be likely to get food poisoning whilst staff users would get complains from the service users about harmful food. You can prevent biological contamination by washing your hands every time you touch different foods, cleaning all equipment regularly and keeping the premises clean. Physical contamination is when something like a piece of glass, hair, fingernails, jewellery, paper ect. Fall into the food making it harmful to consume. You can avoid this by wearing appropriate clothing, tieing hair back, wearing a hair net and throwing packaging away ect. Chemical contamination is when you infect the food with a chemical such as bleach or any cleaning product, this can cause vomiting, nausea, and rashes ect. You can prevent chemical contamination by washing hands after contact with a chemical substance, ensuring that chemicals are not spilt into food ect. Also keeping foods at the right temperatures is very important as if the food is placed at the incorrect temperatures it can cause food poisoning Not storing food properly could influence bacteria to grow faster in the food harming the consumer. ...read more.


Advice to diners or guests 1. Never use utensils you have already used to get food from the service plate.Always use the serving flatware provided when it haste. 2. Double dipping should be avoided . This is the act of taking a chip and putting intothe dip, partially eating it, and then returning the chip in for a second. 3. Do not take too much food all at once . They only mix together to your plate andthe flavor will all mixed up. 4. Never return uneaten food even if it was untouched . 5. If you smelled or tasted anything funny, please tell the host or hostess, so theycan investigate and dispose of anything that would be detrimental to anyone. 6. Never use your finger to taste the food from the table , thinking it is only harmlessswipe. Clearing the table 1.Leftover foods from the table must be refrigerated promptly. Any leftovers fromindividual plates must be discarded even this are whole and untouched.2.Used plates and flatware must be soaked and washed properly.3.All food wastes must be disposed properly. Tabletops must be wiped clean andlinens laundered promptly. Any food debris left will attract flies. Floors must beswept clean and any spills taken cared of. Kinga Boguszko ...read more.

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